Demystifying the Kurds

Between their role in the ongoing civil war in Syria, and their desire for a state, the Kurdish people have been propelled to a near-celebrity status by the media in the West. Who exactly are the Kurds?

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Rafsanjani Dies, Iranian Moderates Loose an Important Figure

Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, an Iranian ayatollah and former president of the Islamic republic died on January 8th. He was an important figure in the establishment of the current government. Rafsanjani helped Ruhollah Khomeini seize power in the Iranian Revolution of 1979 and has been involved in the government ever since.

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With Aleppo, the world forgot Palmyra

This month, ISIS troops entered the historic city of Palmyra, ending over half a year of Syrian Army control over the ancient city.

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